The Zacuto FS7 Z-Finder V2 is specifically designed to suit the shape and size of the monitor included with the Sony FS7 and Sony FS7 II. The FS7 Z-Finder comes with a flip up frame designed to clamp onto the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS7 II LCD. The Zacuto Z-Finder Pro will pop on and off the frame for quick shooting. The red lever at the bottom of the frame allows to quickly flip the Z-Finder up without removing it from the frame. It can be flipped open to 140 degrees. If a producer/client/director etc. wants to see into the viewfinder, you can flip it open instead of having to adjust so they can get their eye to the loupe. You can also pop off the Z-Finder and use the FS7 LCD as a monitor.
This Z-Finder will magnify the LCD screen by 2x and has a diopter for specific focus tuning. It cuts out any extraneous light and offers an initial point of stability by pressing your eye against the comfy, large eyecup. The Z-Finder comes with a 40mm diameter Zacuto optical designed lens, anti-fog coated protective covers, and the mounting system designed specifically for the FS7 Z-Finder. The diopter allows to dial in the focus to match the eye. If you need extra focal points you can use the included Z-Finder Extender Frames. These are semi-permanent stackable frames that attach to the body of the Z-Finder and extend the Z-Finder glass further away from the LCD screen for people who are farsighted. The diopter range with the included lens and extender frames is -4.0 to 0.0.
If more adjustment is needed than the Extender Frames provide, you can add drop in diopters for further diopter adjustment. The interchangeable anti-fog diopters, -1, +1, +2, +3 and +4, correct the focus to individual vision for perfect clarity. An aluminum sun mask is built into the Z-Finder to protect your LCD screen from sunlight. Drop in diopters install underneath this aluminum sun mask.
WARNING: The Z-finder is a magnifier and as such will magnify the sun which can damage the LCD screen if the sun is allowed to shine directly through the Z-finder lens. Use the enclosed lens cap to block light from entering your Z-finder when not in use. Using the Zacuto Z-Finder shortens the length of the overall FS7 “viewfinder” helping to achieve balance and comfort.